Monday, March 30, 2009

The Chairs Have Arrived!

The chairs that we'll be using for programs have arrived! Seems like everyday we take a small step towards our Grand Reopening!

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Book Delivery

The library received 35 pallets of new books today. Librarians have spent the better part of a year ordering an "Opening Day Collection" that arrived today. Thanks again to our colleagues, HDPL friends, and volunteers for pitching in!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Coming Soon! Green Valley Library Computer Classes

The Green Valley Library will offer a number of computer classes when it reopens in May. Registration for all classes begins April 1. Register by calling, stopping by the library, or logging on to The classes will take place in the Green Valley Library Computer Lab.

Introduction to the Internet Tuesday May 5th, 2009 (9:00 AM), Wednesday May 6, 2009 (9:00 AM in Spanish), and Thursday May 7th (6:30 PM) Learn how to use the Internet using the latest version of Internet Explorer! Class is for the beginning student, and gives students the basic skills needed to do Internet research.

Internet Intermediate Tuesday May 12th, 2009 (9:00 AM) Wednesday May 13, 2009 (9:00 AM in Spanish) and Thursday May 14th (6:30 PM) Learn some advanced web searching features such as how to look for specific documents, images, and much more!
Design Your Own Resume Wednesday May 13th, 2009 (3:00 PM)Design a great resume using Microsoft Word 2007. Please bring all appropriate information such as education, past work experiences, and applicable dates.

Introduction to Microsoft Word Tuesday May 19th, 2009 (9:00 AM) Wednesday May 20, 2009 (9:00 AM in Spanish) and Thursday May 21 (6:30 PM) Learn how to use Microsoft Word process software in the Office 2007 environment. Learn about ribbons, and how to enter and manipulate text to create letters and reports.

Library Research Databases Thursday May 28 (6:30 PM) Learn about what other information that is available to you besides websites. We will look at business data and how to find magazine articles to name a few.

New Carpet

The library's new carpet is being installed. Check out the pics of the installation!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Breaking Through

The walls separating the Youth Services area and the soon-to-be patron services area have come down. The new patron services area will allow visitors to interact with staff from the circulation, adult services, and youth departments in one location!

Monday, March 9, 2009

In-N-Out Burger "Food for Thought" Program

Starting today through April 18, we will be running the In-N-Out Burger Food for Thought program. Eligible participants must be between the ages of 4 and 12 years-old. For every five books read, children will receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger. Sign up at the Green Valley Library today!

How Much are You Saving by Using the Public Library?

In these tough economic times people are looking everywhere to stretch their dollars. How much money do you actually save by using your public library? The Massacussetts Library Association has created a calculator to determine your savings. Check it out at: .

Friday, March 6, 2009

Book Delivery and Shelving Day

Today we took delivery of books from Malcolm Library's storage. Thanks to all of our colleagues and HDPL Friends' volunteers who pitched in to help! It's beginning to look like a library again!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Construction and Staff Building Continues!

Happy Thursday...the management team at Green Valley has been busy all day interviewing candidates for positions in the Reference and Youth Services Departments. One of the most challenging aspects of the interview process is envisioning how each candidate would fit within the new department.
The construction continues to move along as shelving is built and moved into place.
The construction crew has been welding the in the space between the reference and youth services areas.

Tomorrow morning we hope to begin shelving materials!